BEIRUT, 31st August, 2016 (WAM) — UAE Ambassador to Beirut Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi met here today with the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag.

The meeting reviewed the political situation in Lebanon, following a visit undertaken by the UN Special Coordinator to Ein El-Hilweh camp for Palestinian refugees.

Kaag stressed the important role played by the aid sent by the UAE to Lebanon and neighbouring countries in easing the suffering of the displaced people. She lauded the UAE’s humanitarian and developmental initiatives.

Kaag also detailed the UN’s programmes in Lebanon to meet the needs of the displaced people and highlighted the challenges posed by the current political situation there.

Ambassador Al Shamsi affirmed that the UAE’s humanitarian works will continue in order to help the needy people and to provide better opportunities to them.

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